By Sydney Wasserman, AD Clever
There is so much good stuff on TV these days, that we actually think everyone should have one! Gone is the era when it was cool to live without that big black box (in protest of mass media and lazy pop culture!), because let's face it: Now it's cool to know what happened on the latest episode of Westworld. But unfortunately, even as TVs get thinner or take new shapes (curved now?), they don't get better to look at when you're not watching; they're still an eyesore in your meticulously curated decor scheme. Even those fancy Samsung TVs that display art when not turned on interrupt the flow a little bit. This irritates us so much that we came up with some solutions for concealing your TV without sacrificing your design aesthetic. To bring our ideas to life, we tasked 3D-room-design service Modsy to mock them up so you can imagine how it would look in your own home:
1.Stick it in a cabinet
It's so universally accepted that TVs should be hidden that brands have made slim wall cabinets just for this purpose. Choose something the same colour as your walls and watch it slowly fade away.
2. Slide a curtain over it
Curtains aren't just for windows. When hung against a blank wall, it instantly adds depth and texture to a space. If your TV doesn't require a cable box that lives below, this is a sleek solution to hide it!
3. Blend it into a gallery wall
We first learned this trick from Danielle Moss's super sleek home, and it totally works. Pick a few black frames to stay consistent and make the TV less noticeable.
4. Find a cool folding screen
Folding screens are the design world's Band-Aid. Not only do they physically divide a space, they also visually add a pop of colour or texture and can conceal any wall decor that just isn't working.